The Wildcats (19-5, 8-3) hung with KU early in the game, but the Jayhawks used foul trouble from K-State’s big men to set up a big scoring run.
With the win over the Cyclones, the No. 13-ranked Wildcats (19-4, 8-2) took sole possession of first place in the Big 12, while Monday’s opponent Kansas slipped out of the lead with its third straight loss.
The results since the onslaught of injuries haven’t been good for K-State.
Losers of two straight entering the game against No. 23 Oklahoma, the Wildcats did their best to erase a 10-point halftime deficit, but just couldn’t get over the hump in the end.
K-State (12-9, 3-6 Big 12) tied the game at 62 with 22 seconds left in regulation on a 3-pointer from Bri Craig that sent the game into OT.
Manhattan went on a 14-0 run at the five-minute mark of the fourth quarter to put the game away.
From Jan. 19 through next Saturday, 25 freshmen (known as senior 1) students and two instructors from Luhe, a three-year high school, are visiting Manhattan High and getting acquainted with American life.
The Wildcats (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) slammed the Longhorns 83-57 on Wednesday at Bramlage Coliseum.
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